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Immigration Daily March 15, 2006
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Comment

DOL Welcomes Comments

DOL's ETA published a request for comments on allowing the substitution of alien beneficiaries on permanent labor certification applications. The deadline is April 14, 2006. Immigration Daily encourages interested persons who are affected, especially employers and employer groups to respond. Please be aware that comments can now be submitted by email with RIN 1205-AB42 in the subject line of the message. For those with substantive comments, please note two items of form which will help your comment to have impact: (1) make sure that your comment is addressed as exactly as indicated in the Federal Register notice (2) qualify yourself for your comment, i.e. explain via your particular expertise/perspective why you have an opinion which DOL should take into account. For the full substitution proposal and request for comment, see here.

We welcome readers to share their opinion and ideas with us by writing to editor@ilw.com.


Focus

Premier Issue Of PQ: The PERM Quarterly

The premier issue of PQ: The PERM Quarterly is now in press. The provisional table of contents is as follows:

  • Filing Duplicate Applications By Joel Stewart
  • Labor Certification through PERM: An Up-to-date Overview of the PERM Rule By Joel Stewart
  • What You Do After The Ads Have Been Run? Resumes, Interviews, and Results By Edward R. Litwin
  • Tips for Filing Schedule-A Applications Under PERM By Sherry Neal
  • BALCA Summaries By Joel Stewart
  • How to File Prevailing Wage Requests and 30 Day Job Orders By Jane Goldblum
  • Civil & Criminal Federal Case Update By R. Blake Chisam
  • Potpourri By Joel Stewart
  • Ethics: What do you do when a qualified U.S. worker applies? By R. Blake Chisam
  • Recently Emerging Issues By Joel Stewart
For more information on PQ:The PERM Quarterly, or to subscribe, please see: http://www.ilw.com/books/PQ.shtm.


Article

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act Of 2006
Gregory Siskind writes "Important amendments may still be offered and the [Specter] bill still may not pass in the Senate, but we decided to proceed with offering a detailed review of the 305 page piece of legislation."


News

DOL Approves $2M+ Settlement For H-1B Back Wages
In the Matter of Administrator, Wage and Hour Division v. Computech Corporation, No. 2005-LCA-23, 2005-LCA-213(OALJ, Nov. 17, 2005), the Office of Administrative Law Judges approved the parties' settlement and ordered that Employer shall pay the sum of $2,739,831 representing an agreed amount of back wages to be paid to the H-1B non-immigrants.


Classifieds

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Berry, Appleman & Leiden LLP, a global corporate immigration law firm, is seeking experienced attorneys with a minimum of three years practicing business immigration law, for our San Francisco and Virginia Offices. Our attorneys work in a fast-paced, high volume practice and utilize carefully developed procedures, advanced practice tools, and a state-of-the-art case management system. Experience in a range of business immigration matters, the ability to provide exceptional client service, experience managing teams of legal assistants, and superb analytical, organizational and case management skills required. We strive for excellence in legal practice in a collegial environment, promoting cooperation and learning from each other. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please submit your resume via email to careers@usabal.com or by fax to 415-217-4426.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
One of the Midwest's largest law firms has an immediate opportunity for an experienced paralegal to join its Immigration Department in Chicago, IL. The ideal candidate must possess: at least 3 years of experience in business immigration and consulate visa processing; excellent verbal and written communication skills; exceptional organization skills; effective teaming skills; self-motivation; and, the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Bachelor's degree preferred. Excellent work environment, competitive salary and benefits. Visit www.btlaw.com. Submit resume, writing sample and salary requirements to Debby Usher at: debby.usher@btlaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
AIESEC has an immediate NYC opening for a visa program manager position. Responsible for all aspects of Exchange Visitor Program (EVP+). The EVP+ program rapidly provides immigration attorneys and corporations with a fast, high quality J-1 sponsorship alternative. Work with 100+ immigration attys and company HR reps to sponsor individuals on J-1 training visa. The manager reviews and sponsors hundreds of individual applications on J-1 training programs. Must have customer relationship management skills and experience; motivated self-starter, with excellent follow-through skills, who can work independently; exceptional communication, organization, and analytical abilities; legal or immigration background, experience and knowledge a plus. Business hours are 10-6pm, some wkends on as needed basis. Medical, dental offered, salary negotiable, DOE. Send resume + cover letter to Christopher White: chrisw@aiesecus.org.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Well established Midtown New York City firm has an opening for an attorney with experience in immigration related litigation, including handling defense of aliens before Immigration Court, the BIA and the US Courts of Appeals. The firm represents corporate and individual clients in all aspects of the immigration process. Individual will concentrate on litigation side of practice but will also be involved in non-immigrant appeal work and brief writing. Candidates should have 3 to 5 years experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Submit resume + cover letter stating salary requirements and a circuit court writing sample in confidence to Steven Weinberg: sweinberg@wildesweinberg.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Midtown NYC- 13 person fast paced, leading immigration law firm seeks lawyer with 3+ years of business immigration experience handling full range of diverse nonimmigration & immigration matters. Must have excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Competitive compensation package offered. Please submit cover letter & resume to Marcia Needleman: mneedleman@levittandneedleman.com.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
As the nation's leader in foreign credential evaluations and translations, American Evaluation and Translation Service, Inc. (AETS) provides the most competitive rates in the industry $50 educational evaluations, as well as $200 'expert opinion' work experience and position evaluations completed by PhD university professors who have the "authority to grant college level credit for work experience and/or training." AETS offers a variety of turn-around times, including same-day service for educational, work experience, and position evaluations. For list of rates and times, see: http://aetsinternational.com/applicationforevaluationservices.pdf. AETS also provides certified translations in 100+ languages, with translators that are specialists in 80+ fields. For a copy of the Application for Credential Evaluation and Translation Services, please contact AETS at (786) 276-8190, visit http://www.aetsinternational.com, or email: info@aetsinternational.com.


comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com.

Of Counsel - Las Vegas
Leon Rosen, Past National President of AILA, is pleased to announce that he is of counsel with the Las Vegas firm of Garcia-Mendoza & Snavely, 501 South 7th Street, Las Vegas, NV.


Letters

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: editor@ilw.com (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor
There was an article in the 3/13/06 issue of San Francisco Chronicle about the existence of a provision in legislation being proposed by US Senator Arlen Specter that would strip federal jurisdiction over immigration cases from the circuits across the country and give it all to a Federal Circuit. Chief Ninth Circuit Judge Mary Schroeder is quoted as being opposed, along with the American Civil Liberties Union. May I recommend that dissemination of information about this far-reaching provision to Immigration Daily readers would be undoubtedly advance the ongoing national discourse regarding immigration.

Alberto Gonzalez

Dear Editor
ID's comment of 03/14/06 correctly identifies the leading problems related to the migrant invasion as Congressional failure to act creating a numbers crises overloading our systems. However, the solution is not "that Congress will eventually learn that providing some form of legal presence for these undocumented aliens is the only way for the law to earn the respect of the country." Calling them "undocumented" instead of the correct legal term of "illegal aliens" leads to wrong conclusions by implying that they are are merely awaiting correct documentation instead of the criminal invaders they are, thumbing their noses at our rule of law and those who seek to abide by it. How does an unfair amnesty earn anyone's respect or discourage more of the same? The DOJ is charged in U.S.C. -- Title 8, Sec. 1103 with "...the power and duty to control and guard the boundaries and borders of the U.S. against the illegal entry of aliens." The "respect of the country" will be earned when they fully do this, not in legalizing lawbreaking. Congress could have helped more by passing the Hunter-Goode H.R. 4313 true Enforcement Act, rather than the watered down Sensenbrenner bill, H.R. 4437 which still would accomplish much. If the Senate dilutes it even further with guest worker amnesty and other ways without addressing first enforcement and similar reform measures such as denying birthright citizenship and the visa waiver program, they will have failed citizens once again, dishonored their oaths of office and only served the special interests.

R. L. Ranger


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